Of course, that's as it should be. Characters in novels know their strengths, their limitations, their hopes and dreams sometimes better than their author does.
So... right now I'm scratching my head as I work on WHChef #5. As you know, #4, Buffalo West Wing is finished and in process. That one comes out in January. I'll post the cover here soon. But for now, I'm waiting for Ollie to tell me why she won't do something I want her to do. Once she explains herself, I'll have a much better idea of where this story should go.
Wish me luck!